Cammy Devlin says Hearts will call on last season’s European experience as the Jambos gear up for tomorrow’s UECL second leg tie with Rosenborg.
The men in maroon square off against the Norwegians at Tynecastle looking to overturn the 2-1 aggregate scoreline from the first leg in Trondheim.
With last season’s campaign in the group stages fresh in the memory, our Aussie midfielder reckons Hearts will be a savvier outfit heading into tomorrow’s mouth-watering European clash.
“There’s no hiding away from the fact they’re winning 2-1 at the moment but the good thing about European ties is there’s two legs,” he told the press ahead of the game. “There’s a massive opportunity for us: being only one goal behind going into the home leg, where we’ve had a lot of success.
“We know they’re going to come here and be very tidy on the ball. At Tynecastle, it’s up to us to take the game to them. In order to get through we obviously have to score more than them. We’ll be focusing on ourselves and we’re just looking forward to it.
“If it takes until the 90th minute, or extra time, to get the job done – so be it. It’s going to be a long game and patience will be key. Us as players are the one controlling it out there. Even if it’s dragging on, we need to hang in there.
“We’ll play with the set-up we’ve been given. We need to have faith in that and execute it to the best of our ability. We have full confidence we can do that. Last season’s experience was massive: for the players and for the club as a whole.
“Again, the key word is patience. We know we can’t rush things. If things aren’t going our way, we know to hang in there and that comes with experience.”